Franconia Sculpture Park "Art & Artists Celebration"
Franconia's Art & Artists Celebration and Grand Opening of Franconia Commons will take place. Visitors are asked to complete a registration from in advance.
"The Annual Backyard Pottery Sale " is located at the Jadoonath homestead and studio. Peter and his close friends – Sarah Dudgeon, Joe Singewald, Ani Kasten, Mike Helke, Amanda Dobbratz and Ross Nordquist will be selling a wonderful diversity of functional pottery. The potters will also be part of the River Valley Potters Online Sale the same weekend.
This annual 3-day sale on the St. Croix Trail usually takes place at Cuellar’s studio where visitors find a selection of beautiful handmade work by Guillermo Cuellar, Alana Cuellar and this year’s guest artists Jim Lorio, Dick Cooter, Debbie Cooter and Peter Paul. The 2020 sale will take place entirely online as part of the River Valley Potters Online Sale.
Join the new owners of the Seasons on St. Croix Gallery to get a mini art fair fix! A rotating selection of artists will be featured over three Saturdays at Art in the Alley behind Season’s on St. Croix Art Gallery in Hudson.
Although the Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival has been cancelled this year because of COVID-19, The Phipps is launching an online marketplace featuring the artists you would have met at this juried event with a wide variety of original artwork for sale. Each artist will have a full profile with photos and videos of their work and creative process for you to get to know them, just like going to their tent at the show.
The Rescheduled NEA Big Read Exhibition featuring work by Jenn Angell and Karen Gustafson will be on view at the ArtReach St. Croix Galleries in Stillwater. Social distancing guidelines will be in effect and masks are required.
Above the iconic Marine General Store is the studio of painter Mary Jo Van Dell, known for her evocative work in oils. Mary Jo is only accepting visitors by appointment and all visitors must wear a mask. Additional safety requests may also be made.
Join Joseph Samuelson and guest artists Kristin Kass, Nick Gorski and Paul Randall at Terra Incognita, Samuelson's studio located on the North Hill is Stillwater. This event will be held entirely outdoors and visitors are asked to wear masks. Watch for additional information.
During this special Open House explore the grounds and visit the Horst Gallery builidng. Meander the field of pollinator plants and sculptures. Pre-registration will be required. Watch for details.
Unfortunately Afton Area Business Association has made the hard decision to cancel Art in the Park 2020. Though they hoped to continue the annual two day outdoor fine arts and traditional craft fair as planned, prioritizing community safety and staying aligned with state guidelines was their guiding principle in making this difficult decision. They look forward to welcoming artists, vendors and visitors back in 2021.
Whether you are looking for a gourmet dinner along the river or a quick bite to make a picnic, you will find just what you are looking for. Making if a long weekend, look no further than the historic inns and welcoming bed & breakfasts to your lodging needs.
The art and music at the art fairs and open studios aren't the only creative outlets in the St. Croix Valley. Retail art galleries, professional theatre groups and live music at various locations keep the arts going well into the evening in many river towns.
There is so much to do in the St. Croix Valley, it can be hard to know where to start. Take a fall colors cruise along the St. Croix National Scenic River Way. Pick up a book at an independent local bookstore. Or maybe learn the history of the birthplace of Minnesota on a trolley tour.